Although LoveBiteDates.com might seem like a reliable dating website to most people, our review found that this is not the case. In our experience, while researching the site, we discovered that it is a fake chat scam with a subscription rip-off. The operator employs the use of fake chat operators and computerised chatbots, to lure users in the subscription trap.
A free basic membership on this site has very little value. If users want to send messages, or reply to the enticing invitations from fictitious profiles, they must purchase a costly premium subscription. Past customers of the website have accused the operator of refusing to cancel their subscriptions, resulting in recurring payments. This operator is Maunaloa Ltd, based in Nicosia, in Cyprus.
As mentioned, LoveBiteDates.com admits to using false profiles in their Terms and Conditions. They state that these ‘automated online profiles’ may be run by a real staff member, or a programmed chatbot. Therefore, there is no chance of meeting these profiles in real life and dates with them are impossible.
Another issue is that users are not made aware about these fictitious profiles. The terms of the site state that fictitious profiles are marked with a special name tag. In this case, it is ‘Online Hookup.’ However, in our experience, while testing out the site, we saw that this marker is barely visible. Since most people would not even know to look for it, this is a scam.
From the Terms and Conditions
From time to time, while You use Our Services, You may interact with automated online accounts and/or false profiles, which all its content has been generated by either: a) real persons that have been only contracted or employed by Us for the purposes set-forth below; or/and b) by automated programs or scripts, which dialogues none really exist and have been generated exclusively by programming ("Automated Profiles").
According to the Bolstering Online Transparency Act or any other equivalent regulation that may be applicable, We have added the tag with the nickname "Online Hookup" to all the Automated Profiles that are being used in Our Website, so You can clearly identify them. Such tag will always be displayed on the top bottom right of the user’s identification information.
Expensive membership fees
If users wish to unlock the chat feature, as well as other services of the site, they must pay for a premium subscription. This subscription automatically renews and is and quite expensive. In our experience, this website operator is known for making the cancellation process lengthy and difficult. Other past users have also written negative reviews about this. To avoid getting trapped in a cycle of expensive payments, we recommend staying away from this website.